Million Stories

A Teen Beauty Boss

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Film by Zandra / Vimeo The story goes like this: Zandra Cunningham was obsessed with lip balm. When her dad stopped bankrolling her habit, the 9-year-old had to learn to make her own. A decade later, she's CEO of premiere plant-based skincare line, Zandra Beauty that has turned into a $500,000 skin care company with products sold nationwide in such stores as Costco and Target. Maybe, just maybe, she will be willing to sell her company in the future, but only if the buyer keeps it a black-owned business. More likely, she will hang onto it herself. "Honestly, I want to see this company through," she said. "I want to build my empire 15 stories high."

Film by Zandra / Vimeo The story goes like this: Zandra Cunningham was obsessed with ...